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May 13, 2012


North Carolina Democratic Chairman to Stay in Job

David Parker, the embattled chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, says he's staying on the job after party activists rejected his resignation, the AP reports.

"Gov. Beverly Perdue (D), Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (D) and others had wanted Parker to step down because they said he was a distraction in the wake of sexual harassment allegations at party headquarters. Parker's allies didn't want him to leave."

Maggie Haberman: "This is not what President Obama's team was hoping for, as it pushed for order to return after a sex-harassment allegation against a state party official and a drip-drip of headlines about the scandal in the host state for the party's convention, which has not been a bearer of good news for the Democrats in the past week."












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